Christopher Y. Chan is an EVP of Legal and Government Affairs (Lazada Group) based in Singapore. For the group, he legally manages the Tech/Product/Marketplace/Marketing portfolios for all of South East Asia and directly oversees the Singapore, India, and Thailand legal operations. Chris unconventionally left his prestigious US Federal Circuit clerkship in 2014 to backpack around SE. Asia. While traveling, he served as GC and angel investor in a Silicon Valley startup, DoxIQ. DoxIQ later successfully exited and Chris joined RedMart shortly after they closed Series B funding to be its first lawyer and head of government affairs. In 2016, Chris later led the M&A to sell RedMart to the Lazada Group (part of the Alibaba Group). He now manages a team of over a dozen lawyers in SE Asia.
Formerly, Chris was an Intellectual Property litigator with Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner in Washington, DC. He also served as the first law clerk to the Hon. Raymond T. Chen at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to the practice of law, Chris was a management consultant in both India and the US. He currently serves on the Board of Singapore Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and formerly served as President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association in Washington, DC. Chris has been honored with the Association of Corporate Counsels’s 2018 Top 10 30 Somethings, SouthEast Asia’s In-house Lawyer of the Year 2017, NAPABA Best Under 40 2015, and his law school’s Distinguished Recent Alumni of the Year. Chris attended Duke University and Case Western Reserve School of Law. Currently, he can be found after-hours at an indoor rock-climbing gym or cruising around in his sailboat. He is also a frequent tour guide for those visiting Singapore and loves sharing his favorite food products from RedMart.